Turkey Medicals member and hospital head of department Turkish Urology Specialist Professor Doctor… tells us more information on Peyronie’s disease, which entered the medical literature with the name of a famous French surgeon, is one of the important urological diseases.

In this disease;

– Stiffness in the penis (plaque formation)

– The problem of hardening

– Penile curvature constitutes the three most common basic symptoms.

In Peyronie’s disease, calcifications occur in the sheath around the anatomical structures that are cylindrical in the penis and provide hardening.

Peyronie’s disease and related penile curvature is a disease that occurs later. Often there is a history of trauma to the penis for the onset of the disease. In other words, calcifications occur in different areas or only in a certain area during the healing process after trauma to the penis. Penile trauma can also occur after any strain during intercourse or during masturbation. More rarely, it can also occur after blunt injuries to the penis (such as after being kicked, hit by a ball, or falling from a height).

However, in some cases of chronic disease, Peyronie’s disease can occur without a history of trauma. Diabetes mellitus, known as diabetes mellitus, is one of the leading systemic diseases. Penile curvatures can also occur spontaneously in diabetic patients.


With all these complaints, it is very important to contact a urologist at an early stage. Because early admission and treatment for the disease can prevent the disease from getting worse, as well as accelerate recovery.


1. Acute (unstable) period:

This period is the period when the disease first begins to form after the triggering factor. The most obvious complaint in patients during this period is pain in the penis when it dec to an erection, curvature of the penis, and the occasional problem of erection. The acute period is the period when the disease also has an exacerbation characteristic. Patients who are in this period are involved in one of three different processes:

A: The disease can be completely cured. The body can eliminate the disease and eliminate the problem with the help of a self-repairing mechanism.

Two: the disease can remain the same as in the period at the time of diagnosis, when the doctor was consulted. In other words, although complete recovery cannot be achieved, there will be no worsening.

Three: Peyronie’s disease is progressing and, accordingly, both curvature and hardening problems are gradually increasing in patients.

2. Chronic (stable) period:

During this period, the picture of the disease is well seated on the penis. It is noteworthy that there are hard plaques on the penis that come to the hand. Depending on the plaques, although they vary according to the places of involvement at different points of the penis, different degrees of curvature have been formed. In addition to all these symptoms, hardening problems are also often observed in patients.


As mentioned above, early diagnosis is very important in the diagnosis of the disease. It is noteworthy that hard plaques are dealt with during a physical examination after receiving a detailed history. Plaques may not come to hand in patients admitted at an early stage. Penile color Doppler ultrasonography is also known as another frequently used method to support the diagnosis.


The surgical option is definitely not considered for patients admitted at an early stage of the disease. During this period, various drug treatments and ESWT shock wave therapy are among the treatment options used to decongest pain. In some cases, these treatments are insufficient and intra-plaque drug injections are added to the treatment. In addition to these treatments, surgical treatments are also performed to correct the curvature of the penis in patients admitted in a more advanced period. Penile prostheses (happiness stick) are applied as a surgical procedure in order to restore hardening in some cases, while sometimes it may be sufficient to correct only the obliquity during surgical treatments. In men with advanced penile curvature, the penile prosthesis installed after removing the plaques is an important treatment option that provides patient and partner satisfaction.


– Peyronie’s disease is a disease that occurs with penis curvature, erectile dysfunction, and hard plaques that come to the hand.

– The disease has acute and chronic periods. Surgical treatment is not performed for patients who are in an acute period.

– It is important to start the early diagnosis and treatment process in the treatment of the disease.

– Peyronie’s disease is a disease that can be treated with medications or surgical methods.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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